Whether looking for a space to unwind, watch the big game, or entertain your friends, man caves have exploded in popularity in recent years. If you lack the space in your home, or are looking to create something more private, a garden man cave can be the perfect option, creating a high-quality entertainment area within your outdoor space.
Warwick Buildings produces a range of bespoke garden rooms, perfect for building a man cave, a garden office, a home gym, and more. In this look at the best garden man cave ideas, we’ll explore the different options available to you, such as making a sports pub, a gaming den, a cinema room, and more. We’ll also look at some of the best ways to decorate your man cave.
The Benefits of a Garden Man Cave in the UK
While cohabitation has its charms, everyone needs some alone time every once in a while. For men, creating a space tailored around their interests can therefore be a huge benefit. A garden man cave will be an attractive, multipurpose space within your garden, insulated for year-round use. A man cave can be used as a space for one person to relax, by playing a game, reading a book, or enjoying a nightcap.
Alternatively, it can be a great place to host others, be that watching the match, or enjoying a classic pub game. Purchasing a bespoke garden room will allow you to tailor the design and dimensions, so that it will fit within your garden both in terms of looks and in terms of space. Having a dedicated area to relax can benefit every aspect of your life, creating more of a balance and giving you a space to escape the stresses of the modern world.
Garden Man Cave Design Ideas
When designing your man cave, your first decision will be choosing the purpose of your room. Depending on your hobbies you could create a sports bar, a gaming room, or a music studio within your garden. Here are some of the best garden man cave ideas that our customers have opted for over the years.
A Garden Bar
Garden bars have shot up in popularity over recent years, with a huge range of amazing designs across the UK. A pub design can be perfect for an outdoor man cave, creating a space for you and a few friends to relax. You can opt for a smaller garden room, featuring a corner bar and traditional high seating. Or alternatively, you can build a larger garden room, with a long bar and spirits cabinets, or even a traditional beer tap alongside a table with comfy chairs. You can further add to your garden pub with a jukebox, or instead create a sports bar with a large TV on the wall. Whether looking to share a few drinks, or to watch the match from your own garden, creating your own bar can be the perfect garden man cave idea.
A Garden Cinema Room
Watching a film can be the perfect way to relax after a busy day, but the home environment is rarely the ideal way to do so. Offering complete darkness, immersive surround sound, and a crisp, large picture, a home cinema recreates the authentic cinemagoing experience. This can be the perfect idea for a garden man cave, creating a private space to watch whatever films you choose, be they childhood classics or the latest hits. Depending on space, you can create a private cinema room for one or two people, or a larger room designed to cater to a group of friends. You can further add to your man cave with a small bar, allowing people to mix a drink before starting the film, or through a popcorn machine. Opting for an overhead projector, quality screen, and surround sound system will bring the benefits of the cinema to your garden on your own schedule, without the sticky floors or disruption. For any film lover, creating a garden cinema can therefore be the ideal man cave.
A Garden Gaming Room
For those struggling to find the space, a garden room can be the perfect location for a gaming den. Whether installing a top-of-the-line gaming PC, or connecting a console to a wide-screen TV, a garden room will give you a dedicated space for playing the latest video games. You can also use a larger garden room for a shared gaming space, with a sofa for split-screen play, alongside a snooker table or football table. For tabletop gamers, garden rooms are also the perfect venue for hosting DnD nights, creating an attractive private space for a weekly games night. For solo gamers, or those looking to host their friends, a games room can be the ideal man cave idea, creating a dedicated space just for you.
A Garden Music Studio
With advancements in modern recording technology, a man cave can be built with everything you need to record and master your own music at home. With space for drums, guitars, and keyboards, alongside a computer and microphone array. you can record yourself or a group of musicians. Whether pursuing music as an ambition, or looking for a space to enjoy your hobby, a garden music studio is the perfect way to relax after a tough day or unwind over a weekend. In the modern music industry, many breakout artists have self-produced music from their own homes, such as Jamie T, Car Seat Headrest, and Mac Demarco. Opting for a garden room rather than constructing a recording studio in your house will also reduce the noise for those you live with.
Garden Man Cave Decorating Ideas
Decorating your garden man cave will be equally important, allowing you to create the perfect atmosphere. At Warwick Buildings, we offer a range of cladding options internally and externally, which will help you to choose the look of your room. From there, you’ll be looking to decorate the walls. Framed posters can be a great addition to any man cave, with classic beer adverts in a garden pub, or posters of your favourite film in a garden cinema.
You can also easily add a dartboard to a garden pub, or a mirrored spirits cabinet. You can also opt for a classic globe sprites container, perfect for whiskey and tumblers. For a recording studio, functionality should take precedence, with rugs often used to absorb sound around a room.
Lighting is also important, with brighter lights needed for a shared gaming room, perhaps a hanging spotlight over the central table. Dimmer lighting can help a garden pub room to create a more authentic atmosphere and will be essential in a cinema room to sit in darkness. LED strip lights can also be used in a home cinema, lining the floor to create the classic cinema look.
Comfort should be key within a man cave, with soft chairs, enough space to fully relax, and pleasing decor to foster the right mood.
Explore Our Range of Garden Man Caves
Whatever garden man cave idea is right for you, Warwick Buildings will offer a high-quality external room, designed around your needs and dimensions. Our decades of experience allow us to create attractive and durable buildings, fully insulated and wired for power. Through our website you can view our full range of garden buildings, each of which can be customised through our online configurator tool, changing sizes, cladding, height, window placement and more. When you design a garden man cave through our site, you’ll receive an instant quote for construction, delivery, and installation.
If you are looking to build a garden man cave, explore our range of garden rooms today.